Sue Koziol
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This memorial website was created in the memory of our dearly loved
CUSH Founding President,
Sue Ann Koziol (SuziQ)

Sue was born in Michigan on August 08, 1946 and passed away on March 12, 2006 at the age of 59.

She was a very special friend to Cushies world-wide. We will remember her always.

There was an online memorial for Sue during the Cushing's Awareness Day Medical Forum in Oklahoma, April 5-8, 2006. For more information, please visit this topic on the message boards

From the Cushings-Help and Support Message Boards where Sue offered so much support:

Sue, I pray you are at peace. You made me smile with your humor on many a low day. I will always think of you when I hear the words, “baby steps”. Your absence here will be a hole that can never be filled. Thank you for all you did for us.
May you be at peace with the Lord and I will forever be grateful to your loving kindness on this site. You never had anything but nice and supportive things to say about everything and everyone. You will truly be missed and it was such a pleasure to have known you.

May your family and friends find peace in this moment and may we all remember the funny, caring and loving Sue that brought so much love and comfort to all of us who visit this site.

I remember when I first joined the boards back in 03, Sue and Lynne were the first to come a long a greet me and we regularly met on a Sunday morning for interactive coffee lol....there was also Desley from OZ, who I know will miss her dearly too!.... she always had such a positive outlook on life and thats coming frm someone who didn;t know her well, but it shone thru so brightly. I think she was sent to us from God for a purpose and we all know what that was because she has touched so many people in so many different ways.
God bless you sue, I will never forget you. xxxx

It's difficult to know what to say at a time like this. It all seems so surreal.

Sue touched so many lives. It's hard to imagine these boards without her. She was one of the first people to respond to my posts when I joined these boards almost four years ago. I could always count on Sue to lend an ear.

I pray that God will comfort and strengthen her family and friends in this time of sadness and grief. May we all find comfort in Sue's memory, and in the knowledge that she is in a beautiful place surrounded by light and love.

Goodbye Sue. I'll miss you.

I will miss Sue greatly. She seemed to be one of those people, to me, that I would want to meet and spend time with. She was always encouraging in her posts and had a fun personality. She cared about each and everyone of us. I'm very sad that she's gone but I know she's not suffering anymore. Thank you Jesus for taking Sue into your loving arms and relieving her of her pain. Give her a hug and kiss for me, please?
To my friend Sue--All your troubles are gone and you can fly free from all pain and sorrow. We were blessed here at Cushings for all your kind words and wisdom. You actually took time to come and find me and talk abut this weird thing called Cushings.
You are at peace now my friend, and I will rejoice when someday I join you there. Amen.

I remember when I first met Sue on-line at the old Cushings board. She always had so much energy and happiness. Sue always wanted to help others, she had a desire to make a difference for us Cushies. Over the years I could see she was living her dream through this site. If you think of all the people she has helped and supported it is amazing. Even through all the upheaval and tragedy in her life she always found her way back here, helping others. Sue I will always remember you and your halo.
Thanks, Sue, for being the great person you were. The love and help you gave will continue to have an effect and will go from Cushie to Cushie. You were an inspiration.
I am at a loss for words. I am finding it very hard to type with all the tears. The world has lost a very special lady.
I am so sorry I wasn't around for Sue's final months. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sue on the phone a few times. We did almost get to meet at one time, when Sue was planning a holiday to Australia, but unfortunately she wasn't well enough to travel.

Sue you were such a great friend to me over the last few years. I have so many fond memories of Sue, the pink flamingo lady. You are loved and will be greatly missed.

Sue was such an incredible person, giving of herself to so many even when times were difficult in her own life. She was full of endless amounts of kindness and love. And it always struck me she was full of pluck, too! All of the traveling to meet new people, her many many friends, her family, and her true loves. She touched so many people in such a gentle but profound way.

But her pain with the cancer was more than any person should have to bear. Her exhaustion during this was palpable and I wished so much for her to have relief, a break; she deserved a reward for a life so well lived-most definitely not this. Sue has lived in my thoughts for weeks now-everyday I hoped just for peace and painlessness for her.

I didn't want to see her go and I feel such a huge loss saying goodbye far too soon to such a special person. But I feel relief for her and a certain happiness in knowing she has some people waiting for her that will be so happy to meet up with her again. If ever I knew someone would be with the angels, it is Sue.

I hope she will keep an eye on all of us down here. She has always been as soothing and comforting as a big fuzzy warm hug. My love to you Sue, wherever you are: be happy and know you left a mark on us all that will endure time.

My heart was telling me to call Sue this past week. I wanted to talk to her and I missed her on the boards. I missed her as my Cushie buddy. Unfortunately, I missed the opportunity to talk to my friend. I found out Sunday morning. I saw her im name on AOL and at that moment my heart sunk. I click her info and it said passed away- call family and friends- thank you. I just stared at the screen like it wasn't happening, but it was. It was a nightmare. My friend, my angel Sue passed away. I couldn't post yesterday because I was a mess. Crying all day and talking to her spirit. Thanking her for being that special angel here on earth. She saved my life and I know she saved many others. She was a gift from God and she will always be in my heart. Sue helped me out recently. She told me to go to Oregon and see the doctors there, so I took her advice and hopefully they cured me. I can't thank her enough for keeping on me about going to Oregon. She always called me and told me to go there. I was stubborn at first but I took her wonderful advice. Thank you so much Sue.
I remember the day I met Sue and her husband Don. It was in Columbus, Ohio at one of our meetings. I knew that both her and Don were special people. Cookie was there too- another special person. I will miss all of them.
I know that Sue is in a better place where there are no tears and no pain. She is with her husband Don. Sue I will always think of you and I love you girl. Thank you so much for what you have done here on earth. The Cushies are forever grateful to have you in our lives.

Tributes and Condolences
Merry Christmas, Sue - you're with the angels now.   / MaryO (Friend)
Today, someone gave me a gift from the same series as the angels you gave me in the past and all I could do was think of you.

I hope you're having a first great Christmas with the other angels, Sue.

Love you always,
MaryContinue >>
Lit a Candle   / Lynn McLaughlin (Friend)
Only found this out two weeks ago.  I am deeply saddened by this news as Sue had touched my heart and made me realize that life wasn't over after cushings.  She was spunky, fun, kind, caring and loving to everyone she knew.  She r...  Continue >>
Memories  / Diane Jones (Cush friend )
23rd April 2006: I was looking through some old cards and letters and found cards I had received from Sue over the past couple of years. She always made the time to do little things like that and they meant alot - you appreciate the small things when...  Continue >>
An Angel is watching over us   / Sheri Pool (none)
My heart is heavy and my eyes are full of tears. I haven't been able to be on the site for some time now. I am in shock. Sue gave me hope and knowledge when I was at my lowest. When I thought Cushings was a disease dogs get, when I had no idea how I ...  Continue >>
We miss you, Sue!   / Mary (MaryO) O'Connor (Friend)
Sue, I never thought that today would happen.  I'm heading off to Oklahoma this morning for the Cushing's Awareness Day Forum.You worked so hard for this national Cushing's Awareness Day, for Cushing's in general.  I never, ever thought tha...  Continue >>
An Angel among us  / Deb (DebMV) Myers (Friend)    Read >>
Dance with the Angels Sue!  / Krystine (Cushie friend )    Read >>
Will Be Missed  / Britt Euler (Friend)    Read >>
Heartfelt condolences..  / Jean Deckert (cushie friend )    Read >>
Will Miss you Dear Friend  / Gail Riley (cush friend )    Read >>
sorry for the loss, of your precious Sue  / Trisha[vistor]mem Of Christina Valle     Read >>
A Friend  / Doreen Glasser (Cush Friend )    Read >>
Sister, Friend, So much more  / Barbara Shorey (Sister-in-law)    Read >>
Go softly into that good night  / Edith Tobe (Cush Friend )    Read >>
I love you, SuziQ  / Jayne Kerns     Read >>
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